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Uncovering Dorchester’s Industrial School for Girls: An Online Exhibition

Four antique buttons of different textures and colors.
Four buttons found at the Industrial School for Girls
Event Date: May 10, 2017 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Room 315

In 2015, the City of Boston Archaeology Lab recovered 17,723 artifacts from the site of Dorchester's Industrial School for Girls. Two years later, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley partnered with Public History students at UMass Boston to uncover the stories of the women and girls who worked and lived at the school in the 1860's. Join us for our exhibit unveiling on May 10 to discover these fascinating histories and the extraordinary women who lived them.

This event is free and open to the public, and takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Free parking is available. Contact Jane Becker with any questions.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.